After you have read No Talking, answer the following discussion questions:
1. Who are the Unshushables? How do the teachers at Laketon Elementary feel about the Unshushables?
2. What happens when the fifth graders stop talking? How do Mrs. Marlow, Mrs. Akers, and Mr. Burton react to the contest?
3. When Mrs. Hiatt joins the contest she includes the entire school in the competition. Even though the book did not say, who do you think would have the hardest time with the contest? Do you think that any of the grades would do better than others?
4. Picking out words when talking is a good way to communicate with others. If you could only say three words today, which three would you pick out to use for the whole day?